by Mira Canion
La France en Danger is an easy French reader containing just 140 new vocabulary words and many English-French cognates. This book is great for any TPRS or foreign language classroom.
The backdrop story is Pablo Picasso's mural Guernica- that is at the 1937 International Exposition in Paris. Opposing sides of French politics- Charles de Gaulle and Maréchal Pétain- quickly realize that the painting contains clues to the whereabouts of the supernatural Spear of Destiny. Its occult power can change the outcome of the French Resistance- just as it has done in other conflicts throughout history. As Pauline's imagination begins to decipher the hidden symbols- Maréchal Pétain's secret agents are not far behind her. They are ready to capture the Spear at the most opportune moment- convinced that impulsive Pauline will betray her quest for the Spear.